At his Monday press conference, 49er coach Jim Harbaugh was asked if there’s a game day role for LaMichael James working with quarterback Colin Kaepernick on read-option plays.
“Yeah, there’s a possibility of that,” Harbaugh said.
It wasn’t part of the plan against the Rams, Harbaugh added. “But that doesn’t mean it won’t be, going forward,” he said.
49ers GM Trent Baalke also gave a plug to James and said he'd get opportunities. The team doesn't really have backup to Frank Gore with Kendall Hunter out for the year. Brandon Jacobs has seen five carries over the last two weeks and has a total of seven yards. James is much more explosive than Anthony Dixon or Jacobs, so there's some potential there if James can take advantage.